Turkey

26-Apr-2019

Tamayoz organises leadership training for future public and private sector leaders in Libya

One hundred and sixty corporate, commercial and industry achievers from Libya are receiving specialized  leadership and management training in the public and private sector and civil society, organized by Tamayoz, an initiative designed to strengthen leadership capacity at management decision-making levels. The 10 day leadership course is taking place from 20-30th January 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. Tamayoz, which means distinction and uniqueness in Arabic, is led by the African Development Bank and the Government of Libya, and implemented by UK-based Adam Smith International (ASI...
16-Jan-2016

AfDB Actively Participates in CIF Partnership Forum Knowledge Bazaar

The African Development Bank showcased its work in the domain of climate change in Africa through an array of printed and audiovisual materials at the CIF Partnership Forum on November 8-9, 2012 in Istanbul. The CIF in Action semi-annual report, published recently by the Bank’s Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department (ONEC), highlights the AfDB’s work in expanding access to international climate change financing and was prominently displayed at the entrance to the CIF Partnership Forum’s Knowledge Bazaar. The joint AfDB-World Wildlife Fund publication, Africa Ecological Footprint...
08-Oct-2015

Special Address Delivered by Akinwumi A. Adesina, AfDB’s President at G20 Energy Ministers Meeting - October 2, 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey

1.   Your Excellency, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey. Honourable Ministers, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. Good morning! 2.  I want to thank President Erdogan for his strong commitment in addressing the major development challenges facing Africa today. Since becoming Prime Minister in 2003 and now under his Presidency, Turkey’s foreign direct investment in Africa has increased by more than 20 times. Turkey has opened new embassies in African countries, deepening its footprint on the continent. Turkish bilateral trade...
08-Oct-2015

AfDB President calls for enhanced partnerships to unlock Africa’s energy potential as G20 adopts Action Plan on Energy Access in Sub-Saharan Africa

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina delivered the special keynote address at the first G20 Energy Ministers meeting held in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2, 2015. The meeting organized under the theme “Inclusive Energy Collaboration: Delivering on the G20 Principles” was officially opened by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, under the aegis of Turkey’s current G20 Presidency. President Erdogan emphasized the role of public-private partnerships in attracting investments to solve the infrastructure challenges. In this regard, he stated that “the key issue...
22-Sep-2015

Ambassador of Turkey pays courtesy visit to President Adesina

The Ambassador of Turkey to Côte d’Ivoire, Esra Demir, paid a courtesy visit to the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, on Monday, September 21 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. The President thanked the Ambassador for Turkey’s contribution to the Bank’s African Development Fund (ADF) window and called for continued support as the Bank prepares for the Mid Term Review of the ADF 13th Replenishment. The President also congratulated Turkey for the successful Second Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit that took place in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from November 19-21...
09-Dec-2013

The Republic of Turkey Joins African Development Bank Group

The Republic of Turkey participated in the African Development Bank Group’s Board Meetings for the first time last week in Tunis, following the country’s admission as the 26th State Participant in the African Development Fund and the 78th Member State of the African Development Bank. “Our Constituency is delighted to welcome Turkey as an official member of AfDB and to our Constituency,” said Executive Director Hau Sing Tse, who represents Canada, China, Korea, Kuwait and Turkey. “Our Chair represented Turkey for the first time at the Board today [December 3, 2013]. I shared with the...
18-Mar-2013

AfDB Takes Africa to Istanbul

Istanbul, March 17th, 2009 - The 5th World Water Forum has opened in Istanbul, Turkey with the African Development Bank (AfDB) leading and coordinating Africa’s Regional participation. The Bank had played this role during the preparatory process which explains why a high level delegation from the Bank led by the Vice President Mr. Mandla S.V. Gantsho is present in Istanbul to take active part in the weeklong event beginning with the official opening ceremony that was attended by over 120 ministerial delegations from all over the world, three heads of state, three princes, and five prime...
16-Jan-2013

AfDB Hosts Meeting to Consider Private Sector Engagement in Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Operations

At a CIF Partnership Forum event hosted by the African Development Bank on November 7, 2012 in Istanbul, a panel of speakers considered key points underpinning private sector investment in CIF operations, including fiscal ones, and lessons from specific countries which have been successful at attracting private sector investment at least in some sectors. The session was moderated by Mafalda Duarte, AfDB Chief Climate Change Specialist, and featured Andrea Bacher, Policy Manager for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Kaushik Ray, Senior Associate with Trinity International LLP,...
16-Jan-2013

AfDB, IFIs Gather to Discuss Climate Change Development

The African Development Bank hosted a two-day meeting of international finance institutions (IFIs) in Istanbul on November 8 and 9, 2012 to advance the analysis and information-sharing regarding the role that Climate Change Development Policy Operations (CC DPOs) can play in promoting structural changes towards climate-smart development pathways. Meeting participants included the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, French Development Agency, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, Japan International Cooperation Agency and World Bank. The meeting...
16-Jan-2013

AfDB Represents MDBs at Civil Society Discussion

During the 2012 Climate Investment Funds Partnership Forum, which took place in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 6 and 7, Mafalda Duarte, CIF Coordinator for the African Development Bank, represented the Bank and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) on a panel discussing Civil Society Participation in the Climate Investment Funds. Duarte articulated the fact that MDBs currently have procedures in place for dealing with stakeholder engagement at the project level and that there is scope for improving the mechanisms that promote stakeholder engagement when dealing with country-level...
19-Nov-2012

Burkina Faso, Ghana Advance Plans for Sustainably Managing Forests and Building Climate Resilience with Climate Investment Funds Support

At meetings of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) in Istanbul, Burkina Faso and Ghana received endorsement of their far-reaching plans for sustainably managing their forest sectors as part of their goals for climate-resilient economic development. The endorsements came from the Forest Investment Program (FIP), one of the four programs of the US $7.2 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF), with support of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other partners including the World Bank Group. Under the Forest Investment Program (FIP), Burkina Faso was allocated US $30 million and Ghana was...
06-Nov-2012

Climate Investment Funds Partnership Forum

The 2012 Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Partnership Forum will take place in Istanbul, Turkey on November 6-7, 2012. The Forum, a global gathering of CIF’s diverse stakeholders, will offer plenary and parallel sessions to explore ways to maximize CIF’s effectiveness. At the Forum, the AfDB will lead a session on “Enabling Environment as an Engine for Private Sector Contribution to Sustainable Development” on November 6 from 2:00-4:00 pm. The event features discussions on Legal and Regulatory Frameworks, Fiscal Risks and Incentives and Technical Capacity and Procurement Methods and...
16-Sep-2011

Four Countries Join Deauville Partnership in Support for MENA Reform

USD 38 billion available to aid change in Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan The Deauville Partnership, set up at the G8 meeting in the French seaside town in May 2011 with the aim of supporting political and economic transformation in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and Morocco, has welcomed five new members. The Partnership’s founding members were the G8 countries together with Egypt and Tunisia.  After a meeting of its finance ministers in Marseilles, France, on 10 September the Partnership announced in a communiqué that Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UAE, had...
14-Oct-2009

AfDB Supports Banking Industry in Africa: Celebrating Success in African Banking at the African Business Awards

Tunis, 14 October 2009 - The 2009 African Business Awards took place as a side event at the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Istanbul, Turkey. African banking, over the past five years has not only broken its national and regional shackles, it has also broken international boundaries, and has taken its first tentative steps outside the continent. The Awards are designed to recognize the reforms, rapid modernization, consolidation, integration and expansion of African banking. The objective is to identify and reward the leading banks and bankers from Africa who are increasingly playing...
09-Oct-2009

Bank Group President Focuses on Financial Crisis and Other Issues While in Istanbul

While in Istanbul, Turkey, where the Annual Meetings of the World Bank were taking place, Bank Group President, Donald Kaberuka, shed more light on the institution’s action following the outbreak of the global financial crisis. He also addressed the issue of more resources for the Bank Group to enable it meet increasing demand from its regional member countries that have been hit hard by the economic downturn. Speaking on BBC Focus on Africa on the sidelines of the Annual Meetings, Mr. Kaberuka said that growth was very strong for Africa prior to the crisis, adding that it was important for...
07-Oct-2009

Istanbul: AfDB Holds Meeting with Governors

On the sidelines of the World Bank Annual Meetings taking place in Istanbul, Turkey, the AfDB held a luncheon with governors of its regional member countries where they focused on results of the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh and the quest for new resources for the Bank Group. The South African Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, presented a detailed report on measures taken by the G-20 concerning the financing of Multilateral Development Banks. "Any strategy for recovery must take into consideration that emerging and developing countries are not yet out of the crisis," he said. The AfDB’s...
06-Oct-2009

Annual Meetings, World Bank/IMF-AfDB Continues to Call for New Resources

The Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF are taking place in Istanbul, Turkey, against the backdrop of a global financial crisis. “The crisis is far from over,” many economists underscored in various seminars held within the framework of the Annual Meetings. “The direct victims of this crisis who are in low-income countries, especially in Africa, should not be forgotten,” IMF Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, said. The most optimistic participants in Istanbul are talking of “an end to the recession.” In order not to relent on efforts made in 2009, the 186 member countries of...
23-Mar-2009

Africa Calls for Action at 5th World Water Forum

Istanbul, March 18, 2009–The Africa Regional Paper, delivered at the 5th World Water Forum by the African Development Bank (AfDB) Vice President, Mandla S.V. Gantsho, aims to articulate what it will take to address the pressing water and sanitation issues throughout Africa and calls for an increased commitment by all sectors to take immediate action. Mr. Gantsho’s paper is therefore a call for action. Mr. Gantsho presented the newly published report at the Forum’s Africa Day following a keynote address by Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chair of the African Union Commission. Both speakers, as well...
19-Mar-2009

Africa's Day at the 5th World Water Forum

Istanbul, March 19, 2009-Every region has its day at the 5th World Water Forum. Wednesday March 18, 2009 was Africa’s day. The African Region made its concerns known and encouraged its partners to support the continent’s water and sanitation development agenda move forward. The Africa day at the 5th World Water Forum gave an opportunity for Africa, through its voice, the African Ministers Conference on Water AMCOW and its partners to share thoughts on promoting the continents water and sanitation agenda, examine key water security and sanitation challenges and to present and launch the Africa...
19-Mar-2009

Press Conference from AfDB Vice President - “Africa must make greater investments in the water and sanitation sector”

On the sidelines of the 5th World Water Forum, the AfDB Vice President for Infrastructure, Mandla Gantsho, on March 19, 2009, held a press conference at the Istanbul Ceylan International Hotel in Turkey. Istanbul, March 19, 2009–The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Vice President for Infrastructure, Mandla Gantsho, on March 19, 2009, in Istanbul, Turkey, held a press conference on the sidelines of the 5th World Water Forum in which many issues such as the financing of Africa’s water and sanitation sector and progress towards the attainment of MDGS for water and sanitation in African...